If you have been reading this blog for a while (and if you are new here, hi thanks for stopping by), then you know that Blue Star Donuts from Portland, Oregon is one of my favorite donuts shops. Well, I have some pretty awesome news – Blue Star is opening it’s first Los Angeles location THIS WEEK! They will be opening up on Abbott Kinney in Venice officially on October 21st.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to check out the shop and try a ton of donuts last week before they open their doors to the public. I have to tell you that they are just as good as they are in Portland, the same quality and charm. I couldn’t be happier to have my beloved brioche donuts so much closer that a plane ride away!
To see some of my favorite flavors keep reading below.
Passion Fruit Cocao Nib
Chocolate Almond Ganache
Blueberry Bourbon Basil
Lemon Poppy Seed Old Fashioned
Extra info about these standout gourmet donuts: Blue Star has distinguished itself in the gourmet donut category with the intensive, 18-hour process behind its signature brioche-style dough. The finest ingredients; including sustainable bread flour, European-style butter, whole milk and cage-free eggs sourced from local purveyors; are incorporated into the complex dough that ferments and proofs overnight before hitting the fryer the following day. The donuts are fried in rice oil at a lower temperature to minimize the absorption of oil into the delicate pastry, before receiving their baptismal glazes and lavish fillings – each concocted with whole, real ingredients like fresh fruit, vanilla beans, French dark chocolate, and powdered sugar.
Blue Star Donuts, 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA, 90291; (310) 450-5630